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'Why We Write': 10 authors speak about why they love their craft

Here are glimpses of the motivation that keeps these 10 well known writers at work.

4. David Baldacci

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"When you're deleting page after page, and you just can't make the characters work, and you're running up against deadlines, it's not nearly as euphoric. But actually sitting there and conceiving story ideas and plotting – it's the coolest profession in the world. I'm paid to daydream."

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